Senior Portraits: Why You Need a Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Why You Need a Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits are the perfect way to commemorate all that your senior has done so far in their life, and a wonderful way to celebrate all the things their future has in store.

When having senior portraits done, you want to look your best. Many people do not think about what makeup or hairstyle they are going to have for their photo shoot until the last minute. 

One way to prepare for your photo shoot is to hire a professional hair stylist and makeup artist to help you get ready for your pictures! Professional hair and makeup artists are skilled in preparing clients for photo shoots. 

You can reduce stress by hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist.

It also adds to the experience of getting portraits done. 

Getting your hair and makeup done for your senior session will add tons of confidence to your senior session!

Indulge yourself for your Senior Portraits and try a Professional Stylist and Makeup Artist!

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Senior Portraits: Professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist

Hiring a professional hairstylist for your senior portraits is a great way to ensure you will love how your hair looks in your photos. 

Professional hair stylists aren’t just good at doing hair—they’re good at keeping it done. 

They have a lot of time-tested styling techniques and all the products imaginable to keep your style locked in place and looking perfect. 

If you aren’t sure at what exact look you are going for, a hairstylist can help you pick out the perfect hair style.

A great place to get your hairstyle done for your senior portraits is Ruby and Clover which is located just north of downtown Rochester, MI. 

Check out their website to see their services and portfolio: www.rubyandclover.com 

 

Makeup Artist 

One reason to hire a makeup artist is that makeup that looks amazing in person versus in photographs is very different.

These professionals have years of experience and use high-quality products to make you look your best in front of the lens!  

If you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup you can always have them apply an amount that creates a look that you’re comfortable with. Professional makeup can still be very natural looking. 

There are many great makeup artists to choose from. When looking for a makeup artist look at their reviews and ask to see photos of prior makeup they have done.

One place you can have your makeup professionally done is at Ulta Beauty. Check with your local Ulta to see if they are currently accepting appointments.

Another place located in Rochester, MI to get your makeup done is Rochester Beauty Bar. They are experienced in creating the perfect customized look that enhances your natural beauty. 

You can check out their services on their website: https://www.rochesterbeautybar.com/makeup 

Now You Are Photo Ready!

Having your hair and makeup done for your senior portraits can help you feel special and more confident in front of the camera. It is also one less thing to worry about on the day of your senior portraits!

Senior portraits are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments, and you deserve to look and feel your best.

When you book a senior portrait session with me, I focus on customizing sessions and providing a great experience during the session which allows for lasting memories.

I pride myself in specializing as a full-service photographer through pre-session consultation to ending with fine art prints and products. I can help you turn your senior portraits into a beautiful and lasting album that you can reflect on for years to come.

If you are ready to book your senior portraits, connect with me today!

Senior portraits are an important aspect of the senior year experience!  Come experience a session with pArt of Life Photography! 

Check out our Senior Portrait Gallery

 

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

For Andrew’s Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits we went with a combination of studio and outdoors.  For the schools that allow it I include a yearbook photo with my sessions.  The studio and outdoor combination was exactly what Andrew’s mom was looking for, for her son.  My goal is to make senior photo sessions fun and fit the personality of each different senior.  Let’s talk about how I can customize a senior portrait session just for you.  We can also go through the products I offer, usually before your session.  I also have some on product photos on my website.  I take pride in the products I have researched over the years.  I’m excited for you to have heirloom products to enjoy sharing with family and friends through the years.  I also have a collection of announcements or party invitations to customize with you.  This is just a small sample of the custom cards I offer and they can be customized with different fonts, layouts, colors, etc.  Don’t worry if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for.  These samples are just a starting point.  The quality of these cards really stand out!

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

Since the Stoney Creek High School hockey players wear suits on game days Andrew is right at home wearing a suit and his mom wanted to make sure she would have pictures of him in his suit.  We also took some cap and gown photos so that’s one less thing he and his family have to deal with in the Spring at Commencement time.  I think this is brilliant since there is so much to be done around graduation time between finishing assignments and projects, taking exams, making final college decisions, planning a party, picking up cap and gown, and more.

Rochester Schools Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits

 

For the rest of the Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits we went into downtown Rochester.  We talk about the look they want and then walk around to just the right spots to achieve the look and match their personality.  In Rochester we are lucky to have such variety.  I also know the town well so I usually know right where to go to fit a senior’s particular style.

Thanks for checking out Stoney Creek Hockey Senior Portraits in Rochester!  Let’s chat about your senior’s custom photo session!  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

Oxford High School Senior Portraits

Oxford High School Senior Portraits

I swear I’m the luckiest senior photographer!  Have I said that before?  The seniors that I photograph are just fantastic!  I love getting to know them and am very thankful they chose me to capture them.  I had one mom email this week and said they loved the images of their senior and how they were elated that I captured their child’s true essence.  That is my goal each and every session.  I was so excited for this Oxford High School Senior Portraits session since we first started discussing the plan.  Emily wanted sunflowers so we went to Blake’s in Armada.

For the rest of Emily’s Oxford High School Senior Portraits session we met up at the farm where she lives.  Farm Senior Portraits are perfect when you live on a beautiful farm.  What a wonderland that place is!  It was straight out of book with split rail fences, farm house, barn, silos, out buildings including an original outhouse, rolling fields, farm equipment,…  I immediately fell in love with this beautiful farm.  It makes me so happy that Emily and her family have these images of their beautiful daughter in a place so close to their heart.  The farm and Emily may change but they have these images forever.  Emily is quick to smile and has such a beautiful heart!  It was so great meeting you Emily.  Love your infectious smile and fun-loving spirit!

Sunflower Field Senior Portrait Session

sunflower farm senior portrait session

Oxford High School Senior Portraits

We started Emily’s session at a beautiful meadow near her home.  She just glows in this beautiful setting.

This Metamora farm is a dream come true.  I would love to photograph here in every season.  I bet this farm is truly magical with snow.  I can’t help but picture it with large puffy snowflakes gently falling.  This

oxford high school senior portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Farm Senior Portraits

Metamora Farm Senior Portraits

Oxford Farm Senior Portraits

When you live on a beautiful country road you just have to be photographed there too!  The lighting wasn’t right earlier but as the sun got lower I brought out my off camera flash lighting.  This allows you to control the ambient light of the background and add just the right amount and quality of light to your subject.  For all the times Emily and her family have been up and down this road, here it is at it’s finest, as a beautiful backdrop for Emily’s senior portraits.

countryside senior portraits

Farm Country Senior Portraits

And for the grand finale, photo proof that we had fun until the cows came home!  Yes, your session comes with free corny jokes.  I can’t help but make corny jokes but it also is a great way for seniors to feel at ease.

Farm Senior Portraits with cows

I loved sharing Emily’s session.  It was so much fun being with her at this fabulous farm!

I’d love to talk about a high school senior portrait session just for you!  Check out my senior portrait gallery and may be you will get inspiration or an idea for a location that is just right for you!  Let’s chat!

 

 

 

Adams High School Senior Portraits Rochester MI

Adams High School Senior Portraits Rochester MI

Last Saturday was a beautiful day in Michigan!   I was the lucky senior photographer to do Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI for Ms. Brianna!  We met up in downtown Rochester Michigan.  Brianna chose such fun outfits.  They fit in great with the downtown area of Rochester.  I just love her style!  I loved meeting Brianna and getting to know her a fit.  She and her sister walked around together like the best friends that they are.  We all had such fun together!  There were some silly faces to get relaxed and make the session more fun!  Then Brianna couldn’t help but let her beautiful smile shine.  I just loved her expressions.  Brianna looked fabulous every where we went.  From the bricks and rock walls, and black metal steps and railing to a plain grey wall.  She was just radiant, and her hair!  Sign!

Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI

 

After downtown Rochester we went over to a beautiful meadow.  Brianna’s silky lavender dress was just perfect here.  The beautiful grasses have a beautiful purple tone this time of year, wouldn’t you agree?

Adams High School Senior Portraits flower meadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to show Brainna and her sister the back of the camera when I was taking this pictures.  The blue of the river was unbelievable, and her eyes looked even more amazing!

 

Have a said before that I love Senior Portrait Sessions?  I love walking around to areas we know and finding new spots that make these individuals shine!  Class of 2021 Seniors there are still some times for your Senior Portraits.  This year Adams High School and Stoney Creek High School seniors have to go to a chain photography location for their yearbook photos but I am still able to submit yearbook photographs for Rochester High School.  If want more information on Senior Sessions you can check out our Senior Portraits Magazine.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

I keep telling my seniors that I’m the luckiest Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits photographer!  The seniors I photograph are all so impressive.  I love meeting and getting to know them and let them shine!  Laura is such a gem!  I loved hearing about her background, including her time in Mexico and Italy.  I let her know I would not mind if she thought we needed to do part of her session in Italy.  We settled for a  few spots that made us think of Italy.  She also wore a serape that her grandmother had embroidered for her.  I love when Seniors bring special items to their sessions.  These images will be cherished for years so special items make them even more heartfelt and unique.

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits

Rochester Michigan Senior Portrait Sessions

 

I loved talking to Laura about her plans for the future.  I have this strong feeling that she will go far.  It was my pleasure meeting such a sweet and smart young woman!  I was so glad to hear how she and her parents love her senior portraits.  We shared a beautiful night in Rochester and I’m so happy that they have these keepsakes of Laura’s senior year at Rochester High School.

The upperclassman years of high school have enough situations to weed through…  How many times should the student take the SAT?  How many AP classes are enough to get me where I want to go?  What do I want to do with my years after high school?  I’d love to help make your choice of what senior photographer to use, an easier one.  I’ll spend some time learning about your senior and designing just the right session for them.  At their high school senior portrait session I give them space to be themselves.  This is usually how to get the to truly shine and show their personality.  After the session I can help with the decisions of which products you will cherish for years.  I’d love for you to contact me and we can talk about senior portraits just for you!

 

 

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits with Evan!  School is wrapping up for Seniors at Rochester Community School!  It’s a crazy year and these awesome seniors are missing out on many timely traditions but their accomplishments can’t be diminished.  Evan will be attending Northwood University’s BBA/MBA Honors Program majoring in Entrepreneurship after attending Michigan National Guard training in Fort Jackson SC this summer.  He was involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, and Cross Country.  All while getting a business off the ground!  Evan founded EMC Applied Products LLC, which involves applications of anti-microbial coating on high contact surfaces.  I can’t even imagine all that went into that business venture.

Evan’s sessions (yes, two) were so great!  It was great helping Evan and his parents create new memories.  For me, I’ll always treasure when his mom told me his sessions were a true highlight of his high school years.  I’m glad they have an album of images to take them back to these days any time they want to take a trip back in time.

For the first session we went to the historical Van Hoosen Farm and Museum, close to home, where he spent a lot of time while growing up.  This farm is just a gem in Rochester!  The kids learn about the history of the place during school field trips but I think it’s the gorgeous land and river that capture their heart.  During our session he found a crayfish, a snake and toad – just like old times!

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm and Detroit

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm and Detroit

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm\ Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm

 

Detroit senior portrait session

After the farm we headed off for Detroit.  The style and vibe of Detroit never disppoint and it was the perfect backdrop for this Senior with great business accomplishments and future aspirations!

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits

 

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits Detroit

 

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits Detroit

 

My goal is for my seniors to relax, have fun and let their guard down so I can capture the many aspects of their personality.  So spontaneously dancing is perfect when it happens!

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits Detroit

 

 

Van Hoosen Farm Senior Portrait Session

In the fall we went back to Van Hoosen Farm to capture Evan in the glorious fall colors.  Another good time, with more fun poses captured!

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits

Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm

 

Class of 2021 it’s time to think about your Stoney Creek High School Senior portraits.  Class of 2021 Rochester High School and Adams High School seniors I’d love to talk to you about your senior portraits. Class of 2021 let’s chat!  Check out the pArt of Life Photography Senior Gallery!  Stay tuned for our Senior App with tips on preparing for your session!